Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

    MA English Part II      BZ University Multan

    Paper-8 American Literature/South Asian Literature

    1. American Literature (Option-I)

    The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with the aspects of American literature which has a different cultural and geographical background. Selections from Poetry, Drama and Novel have been made by including the representative writers of 19th and 20th century. It will also enable the students to make a comparative study of British and American literature.

    1. History of American Literature

    2. Poetry
    Walt Whitman


    Robert Frost

    Extracts from Song of Myself (Sections: 1-2-3-6-20-21-32-48-52)

    Selected Poems:
    The Pasture
    The Tuft of Flowers
    Mending Walls
    After Apple Picking
    An Old Man's Winter Night
    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    The Bear
    Desert Places



    3. Drama
    Eugene O'Neill
    Mourning Becomes Electra




    4. Novel
    Hawthorne
    Hemingway
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Scarlet Letter
    A Farewell to Arms
    The Great Gatsby



    Suggested Readings:
    Robert Frost

    Hawthorne

    Centenary Essays
    American classics revisited
    20th Century Views
    Myth and Modern American Drama
    American in Novel



    Articles in Journals

    1. The Scarlet Letter as a psychological novel

    2. Pakistan Journal of American Studies (Literature Volumes)

    3. Co-relation of Mysticism and Science in Whitman’s‘Song of Myself’

    4. Robert Frost: A Poet of 'Practical Problems’



    2. South Asian Literature (Option-II)

    Novels
    Khushwant Singh
    Amitav Ghosh
    Kiran Desai
    Bharati Mukherjee
    Bapsi Sidhwa
    Kamila Shamsie
    Monica Ali

    Train to Pakistan
    The Shadow Lines
    Inheritance of Loss
    Jasmine
    Bride
    Burnt Shadows
    In the Kitchen




    Short Stories
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    Daniyal Moin-ud-Din



    Interpreter of Maladies
    In Other Room, Other Wonders



    Poetry
    Kamala Das
    Taufiq Rafat
    Daud Kamal
    Nissim Ezekiel

    Imtiaz Dharker
    Moniza Alvi
    (Selection from: A Doll for the Child Prostitute)
    (Selection from: A Dragonfly in the Sun)
    (Selection from: A Dragonfly in the Sun)
    Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S. & The Professor
    After Creation
    Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan



    Drama
    Mahesh Dattani
    Tariq Ali
    Final Solutions
    The Fox and the Leopard




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